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[gahrd-room, -roo m] /ˈgɑrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a room used by military guards during the period they are on duty.
a room in which military prisoners are kept.
Origin of guardroom
1755-65; guard + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sarnak went with them to the guardroom at the edge of the water filled passages, and personally checked over their equipment.

    The Golden Amazons of Venus John Murray Reynolds
  • When we got to the guardroom the sergeant said it was a serious job, and he must send her to prison.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • We passed through the doorway at the end of the salon—and there was my guardroom!

  • I passed the night in the guardroom, chilled and wet, and now and then light-headed.

    The Making Of A Novelist David Christie Murray
  • There would be air in the little man-inhabited islands of the guardroom and the crew's section, and nowhere else.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • Any time now, the major could be coming around to check the guardroom.

    The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole
  • As the man entered the guardroom the corporal glanced up, and as his eyes fell upon the newcomer, he sprang to his feet, saluting.

    The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The guardroom is really meant for the criminal and the hopeless fool.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • The Colonel looked up with bleary eyes and said, "Shall I put him in the guardroom?"

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • The commander, I have said, was gazing thoughtfully from the window of the guardroom.

British Dictionary definitions for guardroom


/ˈɡɑːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room used by guards
a room in which prisoners are confined under guard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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